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Feb 25, 2013 4:00am PST
on the roads. the blizzard is moving east this morning, bearing down on west texas, oklahoma city, and much of kansas. by the time it's over, there may be 15 inches of snow on the ground. time for the rest of the weather from across the nation. gusty winds from new orleans to tennessee. heavy rain and thunderstorms from east texas, little rock, and atlanta. snow from the cascades to the colorado rockies. rain around seattle and portland. >> 42 in boise. 36 in salt lake city. mostly 30s in the nation's midsection. 40s in the northeast. >>> when we come back, the aftermath of a wild weekend for nascar. >>> plus business news, have gas prices finally topped out? new indications that relief is on the way. >>> and we'll go back to l.a., for much more on the oscars, the morning after. including the most talked about dress on the red carpet. stay with us. >>> welcome back. gas prices are getting closer to $4 a gallon. but they might not get there. gasoline this morning averages $3.78 a gallon, 47 cents more than a month ago. there's hope. the wholesale price is coming down as refineries finish ann
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
in the state of the city address amid new polls that residents could be having a change of heart on higher taxes. now a preview of that. >> the mayor will build his state of the city address around a word that normally no one wants to hear, taxes. tonight, the mayor 8 call on community leaders to organize a campaign for city seals tax -- sales tax to restore money to city workers who took cuts. residents are willing to pay new taxes with 70 percent support for a .25 sales tax increase and 57 percent for half a cent sales tax increase. the earliest this would be on the ballot is next year. folks here in san jose have voted four times to aprove sales tax increases since the mayor has taken office back in 2007 and it is not clear if another will fly. we will find out tonight when the mayor makes his state of the city address tonight. >> right now we have breaking news to tell you about in southern california. three police officers have been shot, two in riverside and one in corona. this is over riverside where the police department says an officer was killed. reports say the shootings could b
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00am PST
buildings. >> pittsburg will add their name to a growing list of cities planning to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. the city council is expected to finalize an ordinance to do that. pittsburg's ban takes effect in 30 days. the "contra costa times" report city officials are concerns about secondary affects is as criminal activity. >> the hayward city council will consider an emergency ordinance aimed at shutting down so-called sweepstakes cafes, city leaders say they provide computer terminals offering sweepstake scams a form of illegal gambling , three opening in the last year. the emergency ordinance is temporary to give the city time to come up with a law banning the businesses. >> this morning an assistant chief with the highway patrol helped his son skip town to escape a rape charge. the investigators say the 20-year-old fled the united states in december three days before a jury in fresno found him guilty in a july 2011 assault. the police captured him in mexico. his father is accused of misleading investigators with a bogus missing person's report. investigators say he planted b
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am PST
to the flat section, no brake lights and remark is moving nicely to foster city and a nice commute at 15 minute drive. c.h.p. updating the location of this accident westbound 580 before north flynn and car blew a tire and hit the embankment and hit the shoulder. we have a muni delay with the powell/mason shuttle now a bus. >> drivers, you need to know your options as the clock counts down to total elimination of the toll takers on the golden gate bridge with a news conference to send out a big warning. cornell bernard is live at the bridge. cornell? >> imagine the golden gate bridge without any toll takers. in a month they will be gone, all electronic tolling is here. starting this morning the bridge district will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns aimed at the 30 percent of drivers who still pay with cash. there will be hand outs, signs, and information onlynn -- online. you can sign unfor fast cash or register the license plate with a credit card and pay as you go or pay one time online. cash payments are set up as gas stations if tourists and if that does not work you can
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
pipe in san francisco. about ten miles of them get replaced every year. >> redwood city police are asking for the public's health in catching a home invasion suspect. the 21-year-old martinez helped problem a 79-year-old woman at gunpoint february 7th. investigators say two men and a teen girl entered her home on 10th avenue and ransacked the house, locked the woman in a bed real but she was able to call police and they caught a suspect as he tried to get away and they are still looking away for the teen and martinez. >> a convicted sex offender wanted in texas is under arrest in san francisco for assault on a woman on saturday. the 57-year-old was arrested on sunday on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and failing to register as a sex offender. police say he attack add woman in a stairway in cathedral hill neighborhood. evidence provided by the victim led to the arrest. >> alameda police hope someone will recognize a man suspected of stealing packages from homes. police released this surveillance video showing a man walking away from the front doorstep of a home
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Feb 26, 2013 11:00am PST
in the city on the eighth anniversary of the death of 29-year-old who was slot and killed in the 100 block of velmar terrace of 2005 in february in a packed car. he was married with two children and worked as an engineer as nasa's research center in mountain view. investigators are encouraging witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. lag on to our website at abc7.com and look under "see it on tv." a poll found growing support for gun control among california voters, especially among women. a field poll released find 61 percent of state voters think it is more important to control firearms than to protect the right of gun owners. it is the biggest margin since the question was first asked in 1999. a majority of those in california oppose letting teachers carry concealed weapons in schools. female voters favoring taxing ammunition, outlawing large capacity clips, and banning rifles with detachable magazines. >> residents of san francisco's sunset district listened a short time ago who will be their new voice at city city hall. katie tang has been appointed to
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Feb 21, 2013 12:35am PST
holders and record breakers. it's oscars by the numbers. >> announcer: ke >> announcer: from new york city, this is "nightline" with bill weir. >>> today brought a cliffhanger moment in a murder trial full of twists and turns. jodi arias, the arizona woman facing death row for shooting, stabbing and slashing her one time boyfriend. tearfully told the court she acted in self defense and she can't remember everything that happened that fateful night. here is abc's ryan owens for our series "crime and punishment." >> the gun went off. i didn't mean to shoot him or anything i didn't even think i was holding the trigger. >> reporter: from the mouth of a killer. today the jury heard jodi arias' version of what happened the day she took these pictures of her ex-boyfriend travis alexander in the shower. >> i am taking pictures of him. weep were trying out different poses. it was a little weird the background wasn't that great, the water was okay. >> reporter: and second later, butchered the mormon businessman in the bathroom of his mesa home. she dropped alexander's camera. he flew into a rage. >>
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
city. several people are missing after a dinner blast in an entertainment district flattening a restaurant. 14 were hurt, several critically. we will have an update in 30 minutes. >> golden gate bridge officials will launch a new campaign to make sure commuters know that toll takers are eliminated. it will happen weeks from now. cornell bernard joins us live with what you need to know to be ready for the change. cornell? >> the countdown is on. in a month toll takers will be gone and all electronic tolling will be here at the golden gate bridge and starting this morning, the bridge will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns to answer questions and clear up confusion aimed at 30 james of drivers who still pay tolls with cash. there will be hand outs and signs and information online explaining how to pay the tolls. there are three options. sign up for fast track account and get $1 discount on each toll. pay by plate, register the license plate with a bridge using a credit card and pay as you go or make a one time payment online. payment locations are set up at some gas
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> if you have information call the police. >> the belmont city council meets to consider requiring property owners preparing to sell to inspect their lateral sewer pipes and repair and replace them if necessary. the move could cost homeowners up to $25,000 in sewer and street repairs that the city should pay if. if it isn't done it can stop home sellers from closing escrow and can affect neighboring homeowners if they we have in intention to sell. the proposal is seen as part of a larger strategy to upgrade the treatment and disposal and control of wastewater. >> if you are ready to head out you want a check of the weather forecast and i know you have been looking for rain and not able to find any. >> not here, it is all east of the rockies the form of winter storms that are bombarding the midwest and south and now the mid-atlantic. we talked how it would be cooler than yesterday morning, but where there is a breeze in san jose and santa rosa it is warmer and half moon bay is seven degrees cooler and san francisco at two and oakland at four and concord, live more, and fremont at one degree
ABC
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
leave this city without permission. his coach said we won't see pistorius competing anytime soon. but he does hope to meet with him as early as monday, to at least start talking about getting him back into training, as a way to clear his head during the difficult months ahead. after four days of riveting testimony, oscar pistorius' family cried for joy, relieved this morning, that he is no longer in jail, after the magistrate's two-hour ruling. >> i've come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be released on bail. >> reporter: defense attorneys for the 26-year-old olympian convinced the court that the double-amputee track star is not a flight risk. in part, because his legs require frequent medical attention. pistorius faces charges of premeditated murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. he said it was an accident, that he mistook her for an intruder. >> we know oscar's version that is the truth. and that will prevail in the coming court cases. >> reporter: during closing arguments, prosecutors said, pistorius' explanation of why and how h
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Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
, the death toll is rising following an explosion in mexico city. at least 25 people were killed and more than 100 hurt after a blast ripped through the headquarters of a state-run oil company. three stories of the building were affected. the blast occurred in the basement of the building. investigators are not sure what caused it. >>> we're also tracking new developments in alabama, where the hostage standoff is entering its fourth day. the gunman and the 5-year-old boy he kidnapped remain in an underground bunker stocked with supplies. ne gauche yarts talking with 65-year-old suspect jimmy lee dykes through a ventilation pipe. they do not believe the boy, who is autistic, has been harmed. dykes allegedly grabbed the boy after shooting his school bus driver on tuesday. >>> now the shuffle going on in president obama's cabinet. it usually happens at the start of a second term. today, the focus is on the foreign policy team. tahman bradley is watching the ever-changing lineup and joins us from washington with more. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. a lot of action with president obam
ABC
Feb 8, 2013 4:00am PST
to be swift, heavy and dangerous. >> stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: the storm already struck the midwest, blanketing chicago with snow and leaving cars in ditches in wisconsin. along the densely i-95 corridor from new york, boston and beyond, preparations are under way. crews across the region loaded up salt trucks and are ready to hit the road. >> it will probably be a long four days, which is tough on anybody. >> reporter: no doubt, there is a lot of work ahead. new york has 6,300 miles of streets to plow. >> we have more than 250,000 tons of salt on-hand. >> reporter: in new jersey, residents brace for the storm, even though they haven't recovered from the devastation left behind by superstorm sandy. >> trying to batten down the hatches here, if any storms are coming. the last one ruined us totally. >> reporter: new england residents rushed out to stock up on essentials. >> this is panic shopping. so, bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> reporter: the fire department was even called into a supermarket in salem, massachuset
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00am PST
's day, head on over to miami. it's 82 degrees. >> not a bad call. that's a sexy city. not a bad holiday. >>> well, they've been staying out of the spotlight for a week. but today, the winners of virginia's $217 million powerball jackpot are coming forward. >> the lucky ticket was bought at a self-service lottery machine at richmond's airport, which means that the winner could have -- could have been anywhere. but it turns out that they were nearby all along. a virginia couple. >> that's a lot of roses. >> a lot of money. >> enjoy it. >>> coming up, the most dependable cars on the road. the new rankings that are just out. >>> and they're making official today a major merger in the airline industry. but what does it mean to travelers? >>> plus, some disappointing news for all the -- lady gaga's little monsters. she will not be on the stage again anytime soon. ñcñ?xús1@ú? >>> welcome back, everybody. it is clear skies for another airline megamerger. we are expecting an announcement today that american airlines and u.s. airways will join, creating the world's largest carrier. their boar
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm PST
fell yesterday. nobody was hurt. one woman said it sounded like an explosion. >> the city is moving to shut down internet cafes promising cash prizes for users. >> the city council will consider changing it's zoning laws to ban those so called sweep stakes cafes entirely. >> nick smith has more for us. >> alameda county ordered some cafes to shut down. the bureau of gambling control called some of!fww the cave yaiz illegal gambling operations but one owner i've spoken with said not so fast, willing to go to court to make the case. when you think internet cafe you may think of people sipping coffee and working on a computer, but this supervisor says some businesses like these are offering more than lattes. >> this is not what these are. these are internet gambling sites. >> and if you look in there, everyone is doing online. >> cafes that have been deemed illegal gamblingbp6r operation business state and local officials are being targeted provides skirt laws. they accuse of cafes selling internet and offer cash prizes. >> ron doyle owns and operates met connection in san lower yenzo
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
saying something. >>> josh, we have the scary explosion in kansas city. >> we do have breaking news to get to. but today, it follows the best news of all. we love you. welcome back. we're going to turn, now, to kansas city and that massive explosion you saw at the top of the show. it leveled part of a shopping complex in kansas city. police, right now, are searching for any people who might still be trapped in the rubble. abc's alex perez has been on the scene all night and joins us now with the very latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, josh. and welcome back, robin. right here in kansas city, at least one person remains unaccounted for. investigators are using cadaver dogs to help them comb through this debris. it was dinnertime when this explosion turned everything upside-down. witnesses say the massive fireball, which engulfed an entire city block, could be seen for miles. the explosion, rattling windows blocks away. >> everything shook. and it was -- you could feel it, almost as much as you could hear it. it was, by far, the biggest explosion i'd ever felt in m
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Feb 1, 2013 7:00am PST
with news out of the city. former new york city mayor ed koch has died. he was the face of the city in the '80s. known worldwide for a feisty style and for helping to rescue new york from near financial ruin. he died this morning. he was 88 years old. >>> we turn now to the price of gas, about to set a record for this time of the year. numbers out this morning have shown that prices have risen 13 cents in the last two weeks. the national average, $3.46 per gallon. you can blame a slowdown at refineries and the rising cost of crude oil. >>> and we're getting our first major read how the economy is faring thus far. 157,000 jobs were created. fewer than the economists had expected. the unemployment ticked up slightly. raising from 7.8% to 7.9%. >>> and a $30,000 reward is now being offered following the brazen murder of an assistant district attorney near dallas. mark hasse was ambushed by a masked gunman, shot five times while walking into court. investigators believe he may have been targeted for investigating the aryan brotherhood. >>> we have a developing story south of the border.
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
you, happening now, we are an hour away from the start of the memorial service in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1993 world traits center bombing, six people along with an unborn child died on february 26, 1993, when a truck bomb exploded below what was the north tower of the world trade center, 1,000 others were injured. today, at 7:30 our time, a catholic mass will be celebrated if lower manhattan, in memory of the victims. altogether, six men were later convicts for carrying out that bombing. the medical world is republicanning former surgeon general c everett koop who died in new hampshire at 96 years old, he served during the reagan and first bush administration. he is best flown for speaking frankly about aids and the dangers of smoking. the cause of death is not released. we are learning about yahoo's decision to pull the plug on telecommuting. c.e.o. said shockwaves with a strongly worked memo to employees saying starting in june, employees must physically report to the sunnyvale headquarters for work. now all things -- the parking lot at yahoo headqua
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
on the scene in that small russian city that was hit by a real meteorite. that report coming up. >> over 1,000 people injured there. they thought a plane had crashed. so many people nervous there. >>> also, from shooting stars to hollywood stars. tom cruise is back in the headlines this morning. you'll recall that the actor sued a tabloid magazine over reports that he abandoned his daughter, suri, following his split from katie holmes. and it turns out, the tabloid isn't going down without a fight. now, a publisher is threatening to play hard ball by demanding very personal details from the hollywood megastar. >> the question is, will he cave? >>> also this morning, a medical miracle straight out of science fiction. restoring a woman's sight using a bionic eye. it's an extraordinary story. that's coming up a little later in the broadcast. >>> we're going to start with a little insult to injury in the weather department. one week after that paralyzing snowstorm in the northeast, more on the way. and abc news meteorologist, ginger zee, who also tracks john schriffen for us, is on the case th
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Feb 21, 2013 4:00am PST
kansas. traveling i-70 is going to be dangerous. 6 to 12 in kansas city and omaha. rob and diana, back to you. >> thanks, jim. stay safe, everybody. >>> now to south africa and a bombshell this morning in the bail hearing for olympic star oscar pistorius. it all involves the lead investigator in the murder case, detective hilton botha. police this morning announced botha himself is facing seven counts of attempted murder. it all stems from an incident back in 2011. that's when botha and two other officers fired shots at a minibus. prosecutors say they were simply unaware of those charges when they put both on the stand yesterday. his testimony casts some new doubt on the case against pistorius. botha was forced to admit that authorities have no evidence to challenge pistorius' claim that he killed reeva steenkamp by accident, believing at the time she was an intruder. a judge could rule as early as tomorrow whether pistorius will be released on bail. >>> back here at home, a deadly plane crash in georgia. five people were killed last night when the small jet ran off the runway and cras
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00am PST
and plummeted to the ground in the city of luxor. people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunged to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient temples. there are eight or nine balloons. they do it almost every day. it's a fairly common activity. as we were coming in to land, i heard a loud explosion. saw smoke. i didn't realize it was another balloon. we were close to the ground. as you probably know, in the luxor, they burn the sugar cane. i assumed it was coming from the ground, not obviously one of the balloons. >> reporter: michelle said he couldn't see the other balloon until after his had landed safely. >> emergency vehicles started to arrive. over in next hour or two, we started to understand the extent of the tragedy. >> reporter: another woman described the scene to the bbc. >> it exploded in the air. and people were j
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Feb 20, 2013 1:40am PST
explosion and fast-moving flames race through a popular kansas city district full of shops and restaurants. >> what investigators are finding this morning after a fire that burned for hours. it's wednesday, february 20th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. we'll get to the kansas city fire investigation in just a moment in our top story. >>> also this morning, the costly computer crimes costing the american economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year. the fingers are pointing at china, as the white house announces plans to fight the hackers. >>> and this is crazy. why hand sanitizer is being singled out in a fire that severely burned an 11-year-old girl. wait until you hear how something so common turned into something so hazardous. you think you're doing the right thing, killing the germs, all the dirt in our workplace and homes and something like that happens. that story is crazy. >> and where it happened is also crazy. >>> and later on, clyde davis, his tell-all book, his big secrets, and a singing star wh
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Feb 17, 2013 4:00am PST
up in the dakotas, parts of minnesota, through kansas city, 52. indianapolis is 31 and kind of a cute look at the presidents day forecast across the nation. that's the big picture. let's get a check closer to home. >> this weather report has been brought to you by citibank. bianna? >> thank you, ginger. go nowhere. go nowhere because she's going to go flying after a quick break. coming up on "gma," ginger at it again. what has our resident daredevil gotten into now. >> one of the latest viral video of puppies dancing. the shake. ♪ ] mywere going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. [ all kids ] twooooo! [ moderator ] you sure? i am absolutely positive! [ little boy ] two t
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
and down to redwood city, it is wet, coming in from the west and moving east. fremont, union city, mountain view, palo alto, sunnyvale, san jose, all of you are going to get a little bit of light rain the next, say, half hour to 45 minutes. there is more to the north. it is getting organized as we speak the what we will have are the heaviest showers from morning to early afternoon and less showers headed through the afternoon but that will bring lightning and hail and the showers taper to the evening with highs only in the upper 40s the to low 50's. >> we have an accident at walnut creek on the shoulder but the 24 split so traffic is getting by beyond here but the abc7 app shows the backup is all the way into pleasant hill and toward monument and the 242 split, so it is bumper to bumper due to this accident in walnut creek and we will take another look at the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are on and sky is lighting up here and we have traffic now backed to the macarthur maze and sluggish on the upper deck. kristen and eric? >> our storm watch coverage continues with abc7 news report
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort items -- a red
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00am PST
? >> we're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that big western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures from yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3, 2.5 inches in okc proper. but just west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. look at how warm it is. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i don't know, i would be at manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. number 7. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. just listen to me here. drive time home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low pulls out of here. so, do be careful on your what? your drive time home. >> stormy, stormy, south gea, >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party c
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
fire a nominee is facing from >> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> just updated the visibility. can you see it is improved in napa and novato but santa rosa the fog will stay for the morning, with half a mile. you can see a lot of haze around the rest of our neighbor, ten miles visibility from yesterday are there but it is not a "spare the air" day. more fog, more haze through the morning, 37 to 43 is our spread. check out the sunshine in mid-50's to 60, and around 4:00, another bright day with sunglasses needed throw mid-60's and a quiet evening with a lot of stars and cool temperatures, mid-40's to low 50's. enjoy. kristen? >> we are continuing to monitor breaking news from oakland where an amber alert is issued and oakland police are looking for a chevrolet pickup truck gray in color license plate 7n79574. that is a california plate. the child involved is a one-year-old girl, described as african-american, abducted in oak, near 90th avenue and was taken by her father, and he is described as being armed with a rifle and handgun. >> happening to
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Feb 22, 2013 12:35am PST
remarkable and inspiring journey back to the "good morning america" desk. >> keep it >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening and thanks for joining us. we begin tonight with a radical version of modern family. it is called pollyannary in which multiple lovers live together openly under one roof. two women and a man, programs, or in the example we're bringing you tonight, one woman and two men. but if that doesn't sound complicated enough, they're also raising a child together. here's abc's report we are an encore modern sex in america. >> this is the story, her lover, jon, her son, amon and her other lover ian. amon's dad. they're one big happy poly amorous family. a woman. her two heterosexual boyfriends and a child. living together in a comfortable suburban home just outside los angeles. >> starting to reflect on that building. >> what do you say to people who believe your relationship and the way that you're living your life is wrong? >> thank you for sharing your opinion. i mean, we're not here to convert people and tell people that monogamy is
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Feb 8, 2013 1:40am PST
in a century. the warnings could not be clearer. >> stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: a snowstorm that hit the great lakes with snow and ice is joining another storm in the south to form a monster nor'easter. as many as 23 million people are in the path. some coastal areas hit by hurricane sandy are in the bull's-eye of a prolonged storm. some of sandy's survivors still living in tents on new york's staten island will have to move. floods threaten the northeast shoreline for thousands of miles. it's a dreaded sense of deja vu. along the new jersey shore. >> i think i'm going to have to move my things upstairs and see what happens. >> in case it floods? yeah. >> reporter: salt truck and plow operators from pennsylvania to maine are ready for a long haul. >> it will probably be a long four days. you know? which is tough on anybody. >> reporter: fears of power outages sent people to the supermarkets to stock up. sales of generators are brisk, and travelers have been changing plans, rebooking flights to avoid agonizing airline delays. >> they relaxed their po
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
, houston, oklahoma city could see some showers. we'll have some rain in the pacific northwest. snowfall for denver, starting around dinner time. california dries out after yesterday's storm. it will be pretty quiet here on the east coast. >> and it's another day of bone-chilling cold in the upper midwest. minneapolis will struggle to get above ten degrees. new york, boston and baltimore are in the upper 30s. phoenix is in the mid-50s, when the normal high is usually 60. miami, as usual, the shot spot, around 80 degrees. >>> and coming up, we'll have a live report, as we welcome our friend robin roberts back to "gma," just a few hours from now. >>> plus, business news. how did hackers take a big, old bite right out of apple? >>> and think your morning latte is pretty pricey? we'll show you the most expensive starbucks drink, ever. >>> and welcome back. gas prices are now rising at the fastest pace in nearly a decade. prices are up almost half a dollar per gallon in the last month, at a time of the year when they're usually low. gas already tops $5 a gallon in some cities. many analysts p
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Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
expected west of kansas city by late thursday. now the nation's heartland preparing for what could be the worst storm to hit the midwest since the groundhog day blizzard in 2011. the snow may not be the only problem, and diane, it may not be the biggest problem. take a look at this storm system, when it finally gets together. what you're seeing on the ray door tonight is not even the real storm. the storm really kicks in tomorrow, getting all its energy. it has a layer of measurable ice and that's basically, already ice storm warnings out for northern arkansas and southern missouri. that's miserable ice, we think. and this line of severe storms from new orleans, including texas, all the way to mississippi. those storms could have tornadoes in them. we could be reporting on all of it during the day tomorrow. just something everyone should look for. >> not a little bit of everything, it's a lot of everything heading their way. >> reporter: a lot. >> thank you so much, sam. good to see you tonight. >>> and now, we head off to south africa and the big twist today in the case against ol
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
for the nation. >> each one of those selected cities brought to yo by nutella. 12k3w4r sam, thank you. >>> and coming up on "gma," more breaking news coverage of pope benedict's surprise resignation. >>> and we'll have the latest on the massive manhunt for the rogue ex-cop on the run. in california. >>> and what a night at the grammys. so much fun. both lit wrally and figuratively. come on back for it. sting, bruno mars, we have it all. well, planning, of course. and we got a lot of good advice. a few years ago, your mom and i put some money into a pacific life fixed annuity. it guarantees us an income for the rest of our lives, whether social security is all there or not. hey, hey! ♪ [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] to learn more about a guaranteed lifetime income from pacific life, visit pacificlife.com. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's. these heads belong to those who can't put their lives, jobs and loved ones on hold because of a migrain
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00am PST
on the board. and it looks like an italian villa city. >> it sure does. >> it's just gorgeous. we salute you, capitola, california, and the rest of the great state. great stuff going on. 61 in san francisco. 67 at sacramento. even palm springs at 75. phoenix, you're a couple degrees above normal at 68 degrees. into the northeast, we're actually getting a little bit better. there was a light dusting of snow away from the coastline. big cities didn't get it. we're getting drier air. 46 in philadelphia. we'll say 42 in boston. >> little cold front drops into florida. but it's beautiful skies across the gulf coast today. we'll have more weather when we come back in a minute. >> thank you, sam. >>> and coming up on "gma," the high school sweetheart murder trial. a star football player accused of slashing his girlfriend to death. his defense is insanity. >>> and one cousin defending another. jenny mccarthy lashing out at the film critic who savaged melissa mccarthy in his review of "identity thief." now, the critic reveals why he stands by his review. >>> and it's our biggest valentine's day event
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Feb 1, 2013 1:40am PST
at stake and both cities have something to offer. so we have a few possibilities right here. >> as i talk about it how about you munch on it. we have sourdough bread, not chicken, sourdough bread. thank you, we have the sourdough bread from san francisco. the most famous, sourdough bread in the u.s. a form of french bread uses bacteria instead of yeast. maybe not the most appetizing detail. it is interesting. and been in continuous production since 1849. not so famous as in san francisco, ghirardelli chocolate, found in 1862 by delmonico, ghirardelli, second oldest chocolate in the u.s., baker's chocolate. 1893. ghirardelli square in san francisco. >> delicious actually. >> very good. >> baltimore. a place where i lived. the mayor of baltimore's disclaimer, a good friend of mine, stephanie rollins blake, and crab cakes are the big thing there. associated with the chesapeake bay, maryland and baltimore. crab cakes are great. the boardwalk crab cakes, breaded, deep fried and filled with stuffing of various things served on a bun. now the restaurant, aka, gourmet crab cakes prepared with no
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
totals. looking at six to eight inches in new york city. 12 to 24 in boston. when you get into maine, blizzard warnings in four states. we're getting reports of the heavier snow moving out of michigan. so we know this thing is getting started. if you want to time it out in your area, it's probably really a friday event for most locations. southern areas mixing with rain. northern areas all snow. stay up with your local abc stations for all the information on this big snow system. >> mildest cities, that list was brought to you by target. the heavier rain that moves through south georgia is really necessary. they're still in serious drought conditions in georgia. >> sam, thank you. >>> coming up, pour another cup of coffee. special announcement just minutes away. you see robin getting ready for her big return right there. her doctors say she is ready right now. when is she back on "gma"? she made lara happy. we'll tell you just ahead. >>> plus, a bombshell day in court in that breakup murder trial. jodi arias' shocking testimony on the stand. how she says her ex-boyfriend really treat
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Feb 10, 2013 4:00am PST
's the cold temperatures. look how cold it is for a lot of these cities that you were just talking about more than 350,000 still without power. and the numbers not pretty as we go into day two of digging out. at its peak it was a turbulent temper, demolishing seawalls in new hampshire sending the ocean into massachusetts's homes and forcing people and their belongings out. the nor'easter that immobilized more than 40 million americans this weekend is now off to sea. but its icy residue is feet deep. everywhere, encasing cars and responsible for taking at least nine lives. two to carbon monoxide poisoning including a 12-year-old boy. >> i'm asonning the son got cold so the father told him to sit in the father and the father started screaming he's not breathing. >> the exhaust pipe backed up with snow. obviously melt add way the snow but that's not always the case while the hidden dangers post-blizzard is starting a car and having carbon monoxide build up. more than 2,000 national guard troops in four states will be making their rounds to help today. all-time record snowfall for portland, maine
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
covering of snow. for that outer banks area. and all the way up, kind of skipped the new york city area but really pounded from boston to hyannisport pretty heavily. a good hit of snow. this storm, in some way was almost as powerful as the blizzardmaker. boston comes in with five inches of snow. up to 10 inches of snow in some locations there. the cold air dragging in behind. 12 below in saranac lake. new york city n the single digits this morning. the wind chills are brutally cold this morning. one more snowmaker we'll watch develop. north dakota on into minnesota. with the blizzard warning conditions this morning. but it's february, and every bit of it. josh? >> thank you, sam. paula faris, now, here with the top stories. >>> everyone is wondering what in the world is going on at the pump these days. we begin with something we all need that is getting a whole lot more expensive. the experts are not sure why. of course, we're talking gasoline. a new report finds that gasoline prices have skyrocketed by 42 cents a gallon in just the last month, much of that increase in the last few days
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Feb 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
the presidential palace. terry? >> reporter: diane, life in this city under siege is surreal. it's traffic jams and business deals still getting done while artillery fire and bombing raids punctuate the air. everything covered in a blanket of dread. people here in downtown damascus, they're still trying to carry on. but the war stalks them, edging ever closer. this evening, smoke billowed from a strike on the outskirts of the downtown. the suburbs are the battleground -- for now. so, this is the first one? earlier, at a hospital in the christian quarter of town, we were shown some light damage from a couple of primitive mortars fired by rebels. it's another stop on this trip where we have been granted visas by the government of president bashar assad to tell their side of the story in this brutal civil war. as we talked to witnesses -- and you hear this boom, boom, boom, all the time? they hardly notice anymore. but it takes its toll. they all know it could be so much worse. in the damascus suburb of daraya, government air strikes have reduced much of the place to rubble. as they have in the no
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
a lawsuit against a redwood city high school. he filed the lawsuit after his son was kicked out of an honors class for cheating. he told the daily news he dropped the suit because of a difficulty proving the penalty had hurt his8;j5z chances of getting into a good college. >> a convicted sex offender wanted in texas is under arrest for assaulting a woman here in san francisco. charges include kidnapping, sexual assault and failing to register, police say he attacked a woman in a stairwell in the cathedral hill neighborhood. witnesses gave enough information to arrest salinas. >> police in uc santa cruz holding a meeting to talk about recent violence there. they continued to search for a man who raped a woman sunday afternoon. you're looking at a sketch of the rape yismt-(6q he attacked e woman as she walked on a trail. the meeting is tonight at 7:00 at classroom unit 2. >> police offering a $5,000 reward in connection with the shooting. police released this sketch of the shooter. the young woman, robbed and shot was able to get way and is expected to make a full recovery. >> drivers in south
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Feb 25, 2013 7:00am PST
denver to kansas city today. i was a little bit delayed. it was a long ski. >> we'll go -- you go. >> that bond theme from last night. >> you know who wants to keep the bond thing going on. yeah, okay, you're bond. >> i'm bond, hi. >> no, it was -- it was great fun. thank you for that. we love you and the "gma" players. the tribute was great. we're going to have much more on the bond tribute last night. plus, an interview that we cannot wait to bring you with adele and all of the sizzling looks that we saw firsthand on the red carpet. too many to talk about right now. it was a lot of eye candy. just really fun to be out there. >> it was. >> we also have a lot of other news to get to. including the blizzard. >>> but we want to start out with the best from the oscars last night and josh. >> what a night to remember. an evening of triumphs, tears, and special returns. and an endearing tumble by best actress winner jennifer lawrence. george spoke to her and anne hathaway backstage. but first, the highlights of hollywood's biggest night. >> "argo." >> reporter: and moments later, its s
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Feb 21, 2013 7:00am PST
heard other explosions. this is a city where the war is closing in. in some ways, damascus is becoming more like baghdad. we hear from the residents, the point of this is to terrorize them, to get them to come to their knees. but the spirit in the face of something like this is defiance. another day of death in damascus. josh? >> terry, thank you. and please, be safe. terry will be bringing us reports throughout the morning as developments warrant. he'll also have reports on tonight's "world news" and later on "nightline." >>> breaking news from the heart of the las vegas strip. at least three people have been killed there after what's being called a rolling shootout between people in two cars. not far away from bellagio hotel and casino. >>> and newly-released video shows the moment that gas explosion tore through a kansas city restaurant and shopping complex on tuesday. one body has been found. but there are fears that at least one more victim remains buried in the rubble. a construction crew apparently struck a gas line, setting off the blast. >>> and lance armstrong, now, backing o
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